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Do you copy?

Posted by Masakim on January 23, 2003

In Reply to: Do you copy? posted by Bookworm on January 23, 2003

: : What does "Do you copy?" come from, what does it mean?

: It a CB term that truck drivers use. It means, "Do you hear me?" or, "Did you get that?". Along those lines.

: Here is a definition from Merriam-Webster on line for CB (citizens band):

: Main Entry: citizens band
: Function: noun
: Date: 1948
: : a range of radio-wave frequencies that in the U.S. is allocated for private radio communications

COPY The message; also, "Do you understand?"
DO YOU COPY? Do you understand? Do you hear the message?
From _Not For Truckers Only: A Straight-Talking Guide to the Exciting World of CB Radio_ by "Ink Slinger" (AKA Larry Adcock)